Wells City Harriers



Indy stretching every sinew in his 800m race last Saturday (photo credit Martin Edwards of Totally Focussed)

Harriers have continued to put in some good performances this past week as the return to competition gets underway. Just short of a dozen competed on the track at a very windy Yeovil on Saturday 8th May. For some it was their first return to the track for well over a year whilst for a few they were following up some good running at the same track the previous week! Our thanks to our partner Club, Yeovil Olympiads, for putting on such a great set of Spring Open meetings. Read on for individual performances and if you feel inspired to compete for the joint Yeovil-Wells Club in the Track & Field League please contact our Team managers.



u15Tai and u13Indy Pitman improved their 800m times this past Saturday (8th) by comparison to the previous week when recording 2.37 and 2.43 respectively despite the very blustery conditions. The wind was particularly strong at the 200m bend! Photo above shows Indy battling it out for the finish line with Yeovil's Jay Carey.


At the same Track meeting u15 Macey Burge ran a pb of 2.39 whilst v55 Stuart Hancock ran 2.37 and u17 Bradley Glover a 2.17 for the 800m. In the 1500m races, u17 Jack Harvey ran a pb of 4.32 with u20 Dan Maydew a pb of 4.13. 


In the 3000m races, u17 Hannah Blundy ran a 10.06pb, with u17 Harrison Williams also a pb with 10.24, and v35 Christian Green a nippy 9.26. Then Toby Watson ran a pb of 7.27 for the 2000m Steeplechase.


See Team web tab here for info on Track & Field Championship opportunities coming up - please contact our YOAC team managers to get onto the start list for League competitionsand make regular checks of our partner’s (the Yeovil Olympiad) website for details of our League meetings coming up – as an athlete you should contact Team managers to let them know you are available.


TRAINING GROUPSLynne & Sharon’s Wednesday coached group returns


Harrier training groups continue to grow and any aspiring athlete of any age -whether sprinters, middle-distance runners, half marathon or marathon runners should check out the coaching tab for details of the coached and group sessions. Contact Paul if you aren't sure which Harrier session is best for you - but come and give them a try! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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This Wednesday (12th May) sees the return of the beginners/returners group from Wells Rugby Club coached and led by Lynne Elstob and Sharon Bowles. Lynne can be contacted on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


All taking part at Harrier organised session should either be First claim (or Second Claim) members of the Club to benefit from Club coaching and insurances.


In the not too distant future we intend to return to Millfield Track facility for training and for the Monday juniors we will provide coaching in field events, such as Long Jump and Shot Put when coaching resources allow. We are currently looking either to parents or senior Club members to attend coaching course(s) so that we can expand the numbers that can attend. Please speak to Graham or Paul to volunteer.




Last call to pay your Membership fee! Please pay as soon as possible – if you can’t find the request to pay link sent via the England Athletics system please make every effort to pay by cheque or cash – cheques sent to the Club Secretary, Paul, payable to Wells City Harriers or cash, signed for, when given to either Graham or Paul at a Monday or Thursday training session. (see Membership tab if you need any further information).



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Please send any good photos or reports for the Harrier website by Monday evening at 8pm to get into the next web edition. Copy is also sent to the local newspaper. Please note that whilst Paul edits the website - posting up reports & photos - he has no control over many facets of the website in terms of the structure and layout. If there is any parent of a junior member, or senior Harrier, that is familiar with the Joomla platform who would like to help improve the layout and design of different aspects of the site please contact either Graham or Paul. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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